Ethiopian Ambassador to the US Tells University of Mississippi Community of Ethiopia's Impressive Economic Climb!!
/ July 3, 2011, Tsehaye Debalkew, Washington DC./
Ethiopian Ambassador to the U.S. Girma Birru addressed Mississippi State University Community last Wednesday at the EF Yerby Conference Center on campus. In his address, the Ambassador impressed upon them the tough gains that Ethiopia has attained by registering double-digit economic performance in the last decade continually year in year out.
In what he described as the country's determination to sprint over from the past period wherein Ethiopia was stampeded in an economic quagmire, he envisioned that the government of Ethiopia would accelerate its development drive forward through the current Growth and Transformation Plan that it has already saddled on to enlist the nation as one of the middle income countries of the world in the not too distant future.
The Ambassador apprised the packed audience of Ethiopia's historic launch of the Grand Renaissance Dam, the biggest Power Dam in Africa that is anticipated to have a positive impact on the accelerated growth of the country with ripple effect of economic ramifications far and near through fostering regional cooperation.
Ambassador Girma, on the occasion gave succinct and pertinent answers to the wide ranging queries raised by the members of the University Community pertaining to the diversified culture, ancient history, patriotism, modern issues as relates to human rights and women's issues and Ethiopia's Foreign Policy in the current polity of the country.
Earlier Ambassador Girma Birru made a remark during the inking ceremony of a memorandum of understanding that paves the way forward for mutual cooperation and especially in the extension of support in the fields of the School of Journalism, Pharmacy and Engineering by the University of Mississippi to the Addis Ababa University. Present during this auspicious event were Dean Wills Norton from the University of Mississippi and Professor Masresha Fetene, Vice President of the Addis Ababa University.